Oh These Irish Hills! gives back

Oh These Irish Hills! gives back

ANN ARBOR, MI—Oh These Irish Hills! donated $1,540 to help protect—forever—the Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan Council’s (GSHOM) Camp O’ the Hills at Wamplers Lake. “When our committee learned of the Conservancy project for Camp O’ the Hills, we all agreed it would be the perfect cause for our annual Run for the Hills 5K,” […]

#50ForTheLand Preserves Pathway Challenge Complete

#50ForTheLand Preserves Pathway Challenge Complete

Thank you to everyone who participated in our first-ever #50ForTheLand Preserves Pathway Challenge, and congratulations to Connor Williams, who won the grand prize for the most steps on our seven nature preserves! Together, we took 253,355 steps exploring the forests, prairies, and wetlands of our nature preserves – that’s almost 120 miles! Whether you hiked […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Peter & Anita Sandretto

Volunteer Spotlight: Peter & Anita Sandretto

Peter & Anita Sandretto – Photomonitoring & Preserve VolunteerOctober 2021 The Sandrettos have been photomonitoring Legacy conservation easements for as long as the volunteer program has been around. Transitioning from paper maps and forms to computer-based cloud apps like Avenza and, now, Landscape! They enjoy photomonitoring because it’s similarities to geocaching, one of their favorite […]

Small team, big impact

Small team, big impact

Give three motivated people four months on seven public preserves and a lot can happen! The 2021 growing season demanded a long list of tasks, and our Crew made some tracks. Comprised of Seasonal Stewardship Technician Madelyn Gaharan and Crew members Dani Wyman and Thomas Huval, the “Stew Crew”, as we affectionately call them, spent […]

Woody removal, whimsical addition

Woody removal, whimsical addition

On Saturday, September 18th Legacy and fifteen volunteers met under the coordination of the Stockbridge Area Wellness Coalition’s “Community Clean-Up Club” and the Stockbridge Area Arts Council for a workday and fairy house build at Beckwith Preserve. For the first hour, volunteers of all ages worked together to remove autumn olive, an invasive shrub scattered […]